Santa Maria, California Population 2022

111,737
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Santa Maria is a city located in Santa Barbara County California. With a 2020 population of 111,737, it is the 62nd largest city in California and the 297th largest city in the United States. Santa Maria is currently growing at a rate of 0.92% annually and its population has increased by 1.85% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 109,707 in 2020. Spanning over 23 miles, Santa Maria has a population density of 4,899 people per square mile.

The average household income in Santa Maria is $76,951 with a poverty rate of 12.71%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,475 per month, and the median house value is $359,700. The median age in Santa Maria is 29.3 years, 29.2 years for males, and 29.5 years for females.

Santa Maria Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Santa Mariawas:

  • White: 70.67%
  • Two or more races: 12.66%
  • Other race: 9.38%
  • Asian: 4.93%
  • Black or African American: 1.34%
  • Native American: 1.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
The current population of Santa Maria, California is 111,737 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 109,707.

Santa Maria, California Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Santa Maria Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Santa Maria Population by Race

Santa Maria Population Pyramid 2022

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Santa Maria Median Age

29


Total

29


Male

29


Female

Santa Maria Adults

There are 72,695 adults, (10,875 of whom are seniors) in Santa Maria.

Santa Maria Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

17.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

53.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Santa Maria Sex Ratio

Female

53,375

50.58%

Male

52,153

49.42%

Santa Maria Population by Age

Santa Maria Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Santa Maria Household Types

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Santa Maria Households and Families

3.97

Average Family Size

3.73

Average Household Size

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Santa Maria Households by Type

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Santa Maria Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Santa Maria Educational Attainment by Race

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.22%.

Santa Maria Educational Attainment by Race

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$31,729

Average Earnings

$35,319

Average Male

$26,954

Average Female

Santa Maria Earnings by Educational Attainment

Santa Maria Language by Age

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Santa Maria Language

34.94% of Santa Maria residents speak only English, while 65.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 60.18% of the population.

Santa Maria Language

Santa Maria Poverty by Race

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12.71%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.03%

Male Poverty Rate

14.35%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Santa Maria

The race most likely to be in poverty in Santa Maria is Multiple, with 14.57% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Santa Maria is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.87%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.01%.

Santa Maria Poverty

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Santa Maria Poverty Rate by Education

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Santa Maria Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Santa Maria Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Santa Maria Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

45.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.7%

Male Marriage Rate

43.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Santa Maria Married by Age and Sex

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Santa Maria Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Santa Maria Marital Status by Race

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Santa Maria Marital Status

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3,449

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Santa Maria Veterans by War

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Santa Maria Veterans by Age

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Santa Maria Veterans by Race

Santa Maria Veterans by Education

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8.11%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Santa Maria Veterans by Education

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66.8%

Labor Force Participation

62.7%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Santa Maria Employment by Age

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Santa Maria Employment by Race

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Santa Maria Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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56.93%

Born in Santa Maria

66.06%

Native Born

33.94%

Foreign Born

24.61%

Non Citizen

9.33%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

66.06% of Santa Maria residents were born in the United States, with 56.93% having been born in California. 24.61% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Santa Maria Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Santa Maria Population by Year